In the densely populated city of New York, homeless and hunger run rampant. Over the last few years, the number of homeless individuals has reached its highest level since the Great Depression. Not to mention that in the New York alone, over 61,000 homeless people have been reported, 15, 691 of which are families. With stats likes these, this epidemic has become increasingly difficult to ignore, but three young men based in Harlem, NY have taken notice and created an organization that proves they’re about that action.
CAMP RYAN’S MISSION IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN INTENTION AND ACTION BY CREATING THE WORLD’S PREMIER ECOSYSTEM FOR POSITIVE ACTION.
Meet the co-founders of Camp Ryan, Cameron McDonald, Panama Chavis, Ryan Davis. What began as a spontaneous effort to get rid of leftover food after a get-together in Brooklyn on the coldest day of the year in 2015, has sprung into a movement that has helped provide food to thousands of homeless individuals all over the city of New York, as well as Atlanta, GA. Their standout initiative, The Hunger Games, gives millennials who seek to give back the opportunity to pack hundreds of lunches for the homeless, while mixing and mingling over a righteous turn-up.
It’s more than just homelessness that pulls on the heart strings of these young men, as true philanthropists of the social media generation, the co-founders of Camp Ryan have used their platform to speak on social justice issues, the 2016 elections, and police brutality to share with their growing millennial audience.
Through Camp Ryan’s mission to “bridge the gap between intention and action,” young folk from across the city are contributing to a cause that is bigger than themselves. A cause that is for the people, by the people who are making a meaningful impact in their community.
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